JAMMU: Simula XI and Jammu Cricket Club (JCC) won their respective matches to move into the next round of the ongoing First Patel Memorial T20 Invitational Cup at Parade Ground, here on Monday.
In the first match of the day, Simula Cricket Club defeated KC Sports Club (KCSC) by nine wickets. Earlier, batting first, KCSC could not do well and set a small target of 78 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Akash with (21), Hisham (16) and Shubam (12) runs were the main scorers. For Simula Club, Raman Dutta and Satish emerged as most successful bowlers with three wickets each while Abhinav took two.
In reply, Simula Club chased the target rather easily losing only wicket of Atul, who played confident innings of 37 runs. Jatin contributed 35 runs to the total. For KCSC, Sham Singh bagged one wicket.
Later, Raman Dutta was adjudged Man of the Match for his crucial three wickets haul.
Meanwhile, in other match of the day, JCC registered a fine 49 runs win against Evershine Club. Batting first, JCC scored 164 runs for five wickets with Vivrant (52), Shubam Pundir (39) and Gourav (25) being highest run getters.
For Evershine, Hardeep and Rajinder claimed two wickets each while Narinder took one. In reply, Evershine Club could make 115 runs in given 20 overs for eight wickets. Rohit with (39), Balbir (28) and Narinder (26) were top scorers. For JCC, Vivrant and Rajeev clinched two wickets each while Majid and Yudhveer shared apiece each.
Vivrant was adjudged Man of the Match for his all round performance.
Today’s matches were officiated by the technical panel including Saleem Ur Rehman, Madan Mohan, Amit Gupta, Sandeep Manchanda and Rahul Kumar.
FIXTURE: Khalsa Cricket Club shall meet New Challenger Club at 9:30 AM in Open tournament; Stadium XI shall face Mayank Cricket Academy at 1:30 PM in Under-16 event tomorrow.
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